Palmes began a lengthy military career shortly after the Revolution, being granted a captain’s commission in the regiment of the eldest son of the Earl of Devonshire in 1688. He severed in Ireland through the 1690s and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He saw service during the War of the Spanish Succession.
In 1707 Palmes was promoted to Major General.
Battle of Blenheim
- Marlborough–Godolphin Corresp. 742, 852, 916, 923; Marlborough Despatches ed. Murray, iv. 2, 487, 490, 597, 672; v. 266, 327, 330; Add. 61651, f. 94; 15949, ff. 48–49; 38501, f. 73; 61153, ff. 152–3; 70249, Peterborough to Harley, 8 Apr. 1711; 61602, f. 209; 61652, f. 272; 61639, f. 147; Swift Stella ed. Davis, 656; Br. Dipl. Reps. (Cam. Soc. ser. 3, xlvi), 89; PCC 54 Browning.
- Sir Guy Palmes, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, John Burke, 1835
- Appointment of Palmes in Rutland, Record Office Catalog, Leicestershire County Council
- Parliamentary Pardon of Guy Palmes, British History Online
- Palmes-Lindley family memorial, Otley, Yorkshire, Flickr.com
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